Pre-Order: An Island Princess Starts a Scandal (Out May 30, 2023)

One last summer. 

For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her paintings at the 1889 Exposition Universelle came at the perfect time. Soon to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Manuela has given herself one last summer of freedom — in Paris, with her two best friends. 

One scandalous encounter. 

Cora Kempf Bristol, Duchess of Sundridge, is known for her ruthlessness in business. It's not money she chases, but power. When she sees the opportunity to secure her position among her rivals, she does not hesitate. How difficult could it be to convince the mercurial Miss Caceres Galvan to part with a parcel of land she’s sworn never to sell?

One life-changing bargain.

Tempted by Cora’s offer, Manuela proposes a trade: her beloved land for a summer with the duchess in her corner of Paris. A taste of the wild, carefree world that will soon be out of her reach. What follows thrills and terrifies Cora, igniting desires the duchess long thought dead. As they fill their days indulging in a shared passion for the arts and their nights with dark and delicious deeds, the happiness that seemed impossible moves within reach… though claiming it would cause the greatest scandal Paris has seen in decades.


About the Author

Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. 


Preorder Details

  • Please note the personalization request in the comments box. If you do not indicate anything in the comments box, Adriana will sign your book, but there will be no personalization. 

  • To get your personalized copy, you must order by 6:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Orders received after the deadline will be signed but cannot be guaranteed a personalization.

  • Orders will include a limited edition sticker and art print as long as supplies last.



An Island Princess Starts a Scandal By Adriana Herrera Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335498243
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Canary Street Press - May 30th, 2023


"Adriana Herrera is once again here to upend any outdated notions of historical romance." --Entertainment Weekly

One last summer.